King's Wharf

Elderly man drowns at King's Wharf

The body of a 69-year-old man was recovered this morning at King’s Wharf in San Fernando.

Guardian Media has learned that Harry Samaroo of Phillippine was among a group of people who went for a swim in the waters off King’s Wharf, on Tuesday.

We were told Samaroo swam further into the water but did not return.

Police were contacted, and a search was mounted.

His body was recovered at around 7:35 a.m. Thursday by a relative.

 - Bavita Gopaulchan

Another body washes up, this time at King's Wharf San Fernando

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of a man that washed ashore at King's Wharf this morning. 

Around 6:30am they received an anonymous call that a body was seen floating North of Customs House.

The man was of East Indian decent, 5'8" in height, medium built, brown complexion and wearing a long black track pants with red stripes, a grey t-shirt, and a black slipper.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the homicide division at the San Fernando police station at 652-0495 or CID at 652-2564.

EMA: Source of oil spill not yet known.

 After conducting investigations into a possible oil spill on King's Wharf the EMA and MEEI says they were unable to locate the source of the spill.

The following is the full press release:

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) were alerted to a possible oil spill in the Gulf of Paria in the vicinity of the San Fernando wharf. 

The report of the possible spill was accompanied by photos from a resident of the area.